Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Analyzing Nigeria Stock Market, Bond Yield, Exchange Rate and GDP Using R

Today I decided to do an interesting analysis using R. I compiled actual/live data from as far as 1998 on Nigerian All Share Index and 48 of the most valuable stocks. You can access the raw data here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4XKk-Dstn-eVjRMQ0hQR0hvQ3c

Here is the R code text.

# Load in necessary libraries

nse_asi<- csv="" data_analysis="" font="" read.csv="">
nse_asi$Date<- ate="" font="" mdy="" nse_asi="">

# Uncomment the following lines to see the structure and preview of the raw data

# This next lines of code are to generate the charts for each company in a separate window
# It is not compulsory, and might be worth commenting out if it makes your computer freeze
for (cmpy in unique(nse_asi$Company)){
  print(ggplot(data=nse_asi[nse_asi$Company==cmpy,], aes(x=Date, y=Last_Price))+
  geom_line() +
  ggtitle(cmpy) +
  labs(x="Date",y="Price") )

# This is the most important chart code. Generates the charts in a neatly grouped way
ggplot(data=nse_asi, aes(x=Date, y=Last_Price, group=Ticker, color=Ticker))+
  geom_line() +
  facet_wrap(~Ticker,scales="free") +
  labs(x="Date",y="Price") +

And below are the results. Enjoy. Lots of screenshots. And make sure you notice the interesting insights: like how investors in Presco, Okomu Oil, United Capitals and Mobil would have been smiling to the bank despite the market depression and economic recession. I personally made some gain from Mobil. Also notice how not very long ago, 1 USD exchanged for 22 Naira.

NSE ASI (pointed out with the red line) and 48 top stocks

FGN 10 Year Bond Yield

Nigeria Real GDP Growth from 1960 till Today

US Dollar to Nigerian Naira Exchange rate

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